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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The American Grandeur of Cleveland

Sally Fay | Posted 08.30.2013 | Travel
Sally Fay

In 2013, Cleveland has a different kind of American grandeur than it did in its industrial heyday of the early 20th century, but rather than get stuck in the past and not learn the lessons from it, the city has aged well into a modern, global and down-to-earth city.

Interview With Sid Bernstein

John DeBellis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
John DeBellis

Sid Bernstein was the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, which could be enough for several past and present lives. Add to that the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Manfred Mann, and the Dave Clark Five -- pretty much the entire British Invasion.

Should Richard Hell Be in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame?

Steven Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

So far, this has been a hell of a year for Punk.By that, I mean it's been a great year for recognizing the formative influence that Richard Hell, now 63, has had on Punk -- and, by extension, all Rock & Roll and pop culture that has followed in its aggressive, assertive, rebellious wake.

PHOTOS: Black Rock And Roll

Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Since its establishment in 1983, the Rock and Roll Hall Foundation has honored music’s greatest and iconic artists for their impact on the evolution...

Exhibit Dedicated To A Guitar Hero

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The music icon whose solid-body electric guitar paved the way for rock `n' roll is now getting a permanent exhibit in his Wisco...

Rush's Triumph at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (By The Way, Randy Newman Was Inducted Too)

Roger Weisman | Posted 06.27.2013 | Arts
Roger Weisman

Rush fans can celebrate together that their guys have been accepted at last, and that they helped to make it happen. As a Randy Newman fan, I will still just quietly smirk at the acknowledgement that I am one of the few who gets it.

PHOTO: The Sparkly Jumpsuit Strikes Again!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Black Voices

The sparkly jumpsuit strikes again! This time Jennifer Hudson dazzled in the body-con design at the 28th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction C...

Finally Getting Their Due

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian rockers were welcomed into the mu...

Usher's Rock And Roll Hall Honors

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment

CLEVELAND — Usher, Carole King, John Fogerty, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte and others have been added to the list of performers and presenters for...

Stones Get HUGE Honor

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

CLEVELAND — The story of The Rolling Stones is so huge it takes 2 1/2 floors of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to tell. The Clevelan...

Remembering the One and Only Donna Summer

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A unique trailblazer that defied categorization, Donna Summer had a great voice that mattered. While her anthems remain pop culture staples, there's a world of her music that most may not be familiar with. Here are 20 of her best singles that missed the Billboard Top 10.

Big News For Public Enemy

Rolling Stone | Andy Greene | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone, which covered the announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2013 inductees: Rush, Publi...

Rush, Public Enemy Among Rock Hall Of Fame Noms

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment

-- Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join returnees Hea...

Rock 'N' Roll Pantheon Keeps It Real

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

I needed to find out whether the Rock 'N' Roll Pantheon is "for real," whatever that phrase has come to mean.

Chuck Berry Gets A Huge Honor

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — One of rock's pioneers will be celebrated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall. Chuck Berry will be honored by the hall as pa...

Alice Cooper: The American Treasure

James Campion | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment
James Campion

Alice Cooper is an American treasure and he knows it. Once the viscous, drunken villain of rock and roll and a threat to the very decency of our moral foundation, he has transformed into the clean and sober fist-pumping defiant champion of our hearts.

Model Arrested In Axl Rose Robbery Case

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 08.05.2012 | Celebrity

UPDATE: French police have made an arrest after Axl Rose's stolen jewels were returned to a central Paris police station, according to AFP and the Ne...

The Cosimo Effect: A Conversation with Cosimo Matassa

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans recording engineer Cosimo Matassa turned 86 on Friday, and Saturday he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Real Story Behind 'Wedding Bell Blues'

Michele Kort | Posted 06.14.2012 | Weddings
Michele Kort

It wasn't just a hit: It became a pre-Internet meme. Need a headline for an article about problems planning your wedding or hoping that the guy you're pining after proposes to you? Headline it "Wedding Bell Blues."

Don Kirshner: The Man Who Changed Rock And Roll Forever

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In 1958, Don Kirshner was an unknown 23-year-old kid from the Bronx. Two years later, he was on his way to becoming one of America's most powerful and influential music producers.

Axl Rose Declines Rock Hall Induction

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The acrimony that helped dissolve Guns N' Roses nearly 20 years ago still lingers. Axl Rose announced Wednesday that he won't be sho...

Carole King's New Memoir: 'A Natural Woman'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.10.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In her new memoir, "A Natural Woman," King tells her story from her modest beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable musical triumphs to the present day as a performer and activist.

Universal Soldiers: Conversations With Donovan and Tommy Roe

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."

Who Knew Chris Rock Liked The Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the presenters for this year's induction ceremony, and it looks like its list of presenters is as eclecti...

Guns N' Roses Feud Threatens Hall of Fame Reunion

AP | LOUISE DIXON and HILARY FOX | Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Will Guns N' Roses reunite for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Behind his dark glasses, hat and big hair, the gro...